Small Poems

I have vague memories of writing poetry in elementary school and do not remember going much further until Shakespeare in high school. It was difficult for me understand the text and dulled my perception of poetry. I read All the Small Poems and Fourteen More by Valerie Worth and it helped me realize that poetry is about expressing yourself, but it can also be about anything. I figured I would try it out myself. Here is a draft of a poem that I wrote in my writer’s notebook. This is an object that is close to me, but other than that this is just a poem written similarly to how Worth writes hers.

Columns

Corinthian

Doric

Ionic

Styles at the top.

 

Tall

Stacked

Round

Its size from the ground.

 

Cold

Firm

Stuck

Is how it feels.

 

Rows,

miles long

aligning the road

which leads to Rome.

 

References:

Worth, V. (1994). All the small poems and fourteen more. New York, NY: Square Fish.

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